Plant Care Jelly Bean Plant

Jelly Bean Plant

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Jelly Bean Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Jelly Bean Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Jelly Bean Plant

Plants in the Sedum genus are super diverse, and are native to regions all over the world. Horticulturalists have bred them to create even more variietes that come in all manner of shapes and colors! Their succulent leaves help store water, and they are incredibly easy to propagate. Just gently pop off one of the leaves and with water and sunlight it will grow into a whole new plant. 🪴

Taxonomy

Sedum pachyphyllum
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Succulent Beans, Silver Jelly Beans, Blue Jelly Bean and Dedos

How to care for Jelly Bean Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Jelly Bean Plant

Water needs for Jelly Bean Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Jelly Bean Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Jelly Bean Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Jelly Bean Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Jelly Bean Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Jelly Bean Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Jelly Bean Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Jelly Bean Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Jelly Bean Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Jelly Bean Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Jelly Bean Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Jelly Bean Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Jelly Bean Plant thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Jelly Bean Plant requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Jelly Bean Plant is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Jelly Bean Plant enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.


🪴 Soil

Jelly Bean Plant is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Jelly Bean Plant grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Jelly Bean Plant to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Jelly Bean Plant is native to Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Jelly Bean Plant produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Jelly Bean Plant has long, trailing foliage which makes them a great addition to a hanging planter. The newest growth will emerge from the tip of the stems.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Jelly Bean Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Jelly Bean Plant can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Jelly Bean Plant. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Jelly Bean Plant

Jelly Bean Plant

Jelly Bean Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Jelly Bean Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 53
Jelly Bean Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 36
Jelly Bean Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 22
Jelly Bean Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Jelly Bean Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Jelly Bean Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Jelly Bean Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
@Yvette avatar
@@Yvette
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 3,530 XP
globe Crowborough, England
02/24/2022

Fun looking succulent. Very easy to propagate just leave the leaf on soil and it will soon shoot out a root and start to grow into a new plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@chandaye avatar
@@chandaye
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe Maberly, Ontario
12/17/2021

my plant has been thriving for over a month. I love her in all her glory :) <3

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Janice avatar
@Janice
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 37 XP
globe Green Valley, AZ
10/10/2021

Fun, unfussy succulent!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
@tessasplants avatar
@@tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/10/2021

Pretty little plants for the bedroom

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@supersommeyplantmama369 avatar
@@supersommeyplantmama369
leaf-1 17 Plants
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globe Marietta, GA
10/03/2021

Our of all the succulents I was unsuccessful with this one stayed alive! Yay!

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Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 12 Plants
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globe Indian Harbour Beach, FL
10/02/2021

Very easy to propagate I have gotten so many little plants out of just one!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Chloe avatar
@Chloe
leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe North Vancouver, British Columbia
09/05/2021

Love this plant! Needs little water and grows super fast!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@JferLuvsConifers avatar
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leaf-1 73 Plants
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globe Greensboro, NC
09/01/2021

I bought these gals near dead on a clearance rack and with lots of light and a little water they started to thrive. Easy to care for, tolerant, and loves sun. Also pretty sturdy and good for novices. When leaves fall off stick them in the dirt and they grow more plants!

Fast grower Fast grower
@Skye123 avatar
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 187 XP
08/21/2021

So cute and grows fast

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@Takoda
leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Anchorage, AK
07/31/2021

a lot of water far in between, right next to windows, and next to no contact other than light conversations is what they love best!! super great plant!!

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 14 Plants
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globe Fayetteville, AR
07/26/2021

Cutie 10/10

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@mia_w12 avatar
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leaf-1 11 Plants
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globe Stevensville, MD
06/26/2021

cute lil succulent :)

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Abbey avatar
@Abbey
leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Las Vegas, NV
06/08/2021

Super easy plant to take care! I give it morning direct sunlight and water usually once a week, if the beans are more squishy then normal than I will water twice.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@tlord avatar
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leaf-1 73 Plants
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globe West Wodonga, Victoria
05/29/2021

My first plant that didn’t die 😍

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Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 3 Plants
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05/25/2021

i can’t take care of these at all, i kill them quickly every time :(

Browns easily Browns easily
@Briannak702 avatar
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leaf-1 18 Plants
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globe Greenville, MI
05/24/2021

I just recently got this baby and her leaves were all red. Brought her home and now she is doing wonderful! Leaves are starting to turn green again. They definitely liven up the place

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@hannakuykendall avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Harvest, AL
05/19/2021

Try to get a pot with drainage because watering can be quick a struggle without it.

Fast grower Fast grower
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